I live in Watford, just outside of London. I spend a lot of time in St Albans however, and this year has seen the launch of St Albans Fashion Week. There was in the SS time and there was one on Halloween.
I was invited backstage by the SAFW crew to photograph it backstage because of my experience at LFW
And a couple of my friends were modelling in the show so of course wanted me to take their pictures
SAFW has one main show which is held in St Albans Cathedral. Such a grand and interesting setting for a fashion show, and it goes on for much longer than I am used too (LFW shows maybe only last 5 minutes, at least that is what it feels like)
It’s such a great way to build the community and the high street as retailers are invited to show their products for the upcoming season, and local people/companies do the hair and makeup, the dressing, and be the models within the show
This season saw brands like FCUK and Hobbs show, as well as local independent stores like vintage shop Little Viking, The Dressing Room etc
Look below for a selection of snaps I took whilst backstage
I am known for being backstage at LFW every season now and photographing what happens back there.
I used to shoot for Notion Magazine, but this season it got changed up a bit. I shot LFW backstage for World Duty Free Group as part of a SS beauty edit they would be putting together for next year
Below is just a small example of some of the images I captured this season. I was focussing on photographing the hair and makeup this season as it was going to be used for a beauty edit, rather than a general overview of backstage
Following on from World Duty Free’s ‘Jet Set Beauty’ PR event, they loved the images so much that they invited me to an evening of whiskey and chocolate tasting for more bloggers and journalists. This evening was held in the Zetter Townhouse, and it was held in their ‘games’ room which was such a fantastic setting. All it needed was a roaring fire and massive arm chairs to complete the decadence.
Miss Whiskey was there to give a talk about all of the whiskeys that would be tasted, and then handmade chocolates were given out to reflect the whiskey that was just tasted. As I was working, I didn’t get to divulge like all of the guests, but I did get to try ALL of the chocolate which was absolutely fantastic.
Again, below you will find some of my snaps from the evening
World Duty Free Group in the UK this year have started to organise amazing press events for bloggers and journalists, and they asked me to come along and document it for them.
This event was all about new AW14 makeup that will be sold within their stores within airports and my gosh! Everything was so pretty and beautiful.
It was set in a nail bar in Spitalfields market, and the interior is actually from an old plane! How amazing is that? And what a fitting location for an event all about #JetSetBeauty. They had mini mani’s on offer, prosecco, drinks, canapés and loads of beauty products you could look at and try
Below is just a small selection of the snaps that I took for them